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Today's News

  • How to not erase student debt

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News.

    Even by government standards, it is a colossally dumb idea: revoking someone's license to work as a way to get them to pay off their student loans. Yet many states do just that.

    Student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009 to $1.3 trillion today. The average borrower in the class of 2016 left campus more than $30,000 in debt -- triple the level from 1990, while earnings for newly minted grads have remained flat.

  • Got to be carefully taught

    A 1949 Broadway musical by Rogers and Hammerstein, "South Pacific," contains a song with lyrics that are penetrating.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

  • Las Vegas woman jailed after four-car wreck

    A Las Vegas woman was taken to the San Miguel County Detention Center after police say she caused a four-car accident at one of the busiest intersections in the area on a Friday evening.

  • Lady Cards take third in Capital City tourney

    SANTA FE — Robertson (5-1) never trailed, dominating Class 6A Santa Fe High on the Lady Demons’ home floor in taking a 43-27 win in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

    Lady Cards Alianza Darley and Maria Barela were named to the all-tournament team.

    RHS played tough defense especially in the early going, taking a 14-1 lead after one period. Santa Fe didn’t make a field goal until the 4:34 mark of the second quarter.

  • Dons top Cards for seventh at Sandia Prep

    It was for seventh place in the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational, and at least a couple of leading players were missing. But any time Robertson and West Las Vegas butt heads on the basketball court, it's an occasion to pay attention.

    West (4-3) emerged from this impromptu meeting with a 63-54 victory, leading by double digits before Robertson (0-4) made a fourth-period run to get closer.

  • Cards' Andrew Trujillo second in Jaguar Invite

    SANTA FE — Saturday didn’t start particularly well for Robertson junior 170-pounder Nicholas Apodaca.

    Matched up against top seed Isaiah Martinez of Santa Fe High’s resurgent wrestling program, he found himself getting pinned at the 1:02 mark and dispatched to the consolation bracket in the Jaguar Invitational.

  • Salty in Salt Lake: HU teams lose on road

    Highlands University men’s basketball team (6-4, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) scored 11 points in the final minute of the game, but fell just short in a 75-73 loss to the Griffins of Westminster College (7-1, 3-1 RMAC) Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Lady Cards third in Capital City tourney

    SANTA FE -- Robertson (4-1) never trailed, dominating Class 6A Santa Fe High on the Lady Demons' home floor in taking a 43-27 win in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

    Lady Cards Alianza Darley and Maria Barela were named to the all-tournament team. RHS played tough defense especially in the early going, taking a 14-1 lead after one period. Santa Fe didn't make a field goal until the 4:34 mark of the second quarter.

  • Dons beat Cards for 7th in Sundevil Invite

    West Las Vegas salvaged seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational, beating Robertson 63-54 Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

    The Dons (4-3) controlled much of the game, leading 12-6 after one quarter and 28-21 at halftime. It was 45-32 at the end of the third before the Cardinals (0-4) made headway late in the contest.

    It was the first East-West boys' basketball game since the teams met in the Class 4A state quarterfinals in March.